Sarah Lahbati, who’s currently in Switzerland, might land in jail once she goes back to the Philippines.
The Makati City Prosecutor’s Office recently recommended filing a libel case against the Kapuso star. This, after she accused GMA Films President Annette Gozon-Abrogar of questionable talent management deals via micro-blogging site Twitter late last year.
In an interview with Startalk on June 1, Abrogar’s counsel Atty. Gener Asuncion said the court found probable cause upon investigating the case.
This compelled the Makati Regional Trial Court to issue a warrant of arrest against Lahbati.
Assistant City Prosecutor Torres Peña, meanwhile, pointed out that Sarah failed to present evidence to show that her ‘malicious’ tweets were made in good faith.
Only in the Philippines
Atty. Asuncion clarified that the arrest can only be enforced in the Philippines.
In an earlier statement sent to Yahoo! Philippines OMG!, GMA Network said that the court recommended the filing of libel against Lahbati: “The Office of the City Prosecutor of Makati handed down a resolution recommending that Lahbati be criminally charged under the Revised Penal Code for libel.”
Richard Gutierrez’s girlfriend has gone AWOL when she made a self-imposed vacation in Switzerland. Lahbati has an active contract with the network.
Atty. Asuncion clarified that the trial won’t push through until the warrant is served.
“Advice for Sarah, to face the court and face the charges against her. Let her rebut the accusation of Atty. Abrogar,” he added.
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